Louis James sitting in for Dave Forest, reporting on precious metals rising, but not helping Vancouver's Juniors much. Political excitement in Ecuador has mixed results for mining companies. The economic outlook in the U.S. and China remains key.
We've seen impressive run-ups for many commodities over the past year-uranium, copper, gold and even less-followed metals such as lead have all seen double-digit percentage growth in price.
A wise man many years ago said that the markets do what they need to do to frustrate the greatest number of investors most of the time, or something like that. Gold is frustrating investors, that's for sure.
A look at what made news in the Canadian junior resource sector this week.
Technical analysis shows that markets are in the grips of a sea change from stocks to tangible assets such as gold.
The absolute best time to buy a mining stock is just prior to the drilling of the ‘discovery' drill hole. But there is another, equally-profitable, and less risky, buying opportunity within the development cycle.
Up, down, sideways, gold was all over the place this past week but in the end went nowhere. Is it about to do the same this week or will it decide to move?